525 8th Ave SW, Fl 46, Eighth Ave Pl E, Calgary, AB
Year called to bar: 1999 (AB); 1999 (ON)
One of the founding partners of the Torys’ Calgary office, his practice focuses on corporate lending and project financing. Has extensive experience advising corporate clients and financial institutions on a wide range of financing transactions, including project financing, syndicated transactions, bond financings, cross-border financings, acquisition financings, asset and reserve based lending. Has a particular focus on financings in the oil & gas, oil sands, pipeline, energy services and renewable power sectors. Routinely acts for the major Canadian banks, as well as numerous international financial institutions. Ontario Bar, 1999. Alberta Bar, 1999. LLB, 1997, University of Toronto.
On September 25, 2018, Inter Pipeline Ltd. (“Inter Pipeline”) completed its divestiture of the Heartland Petrochemical Complex’s Central Utility Block (“CUB”) to Fengate Capital Management (“Fengate”), a privately held infrastructure and real estate investment firm.
On August 31, 2018, the Government of Canada indirectly acquired the Trans Mountain Pipeline system and the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMEP), through Trans Mountain Corp. (a subsidiary of the Canada Development Investment Corp. (CDEV)) from a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. (KML) for cash consideration of $4.5 billion.
On May 30, 2017, Kinder Morgan Canada Limited (KML) completed its initial public offering (the IPO) by issuing 102,942,000 restricted voting shares at a price of $17.00 per share, for total proceeds of approximately $1.75 billion.
On August 18, 2016, Paramount Resources Ltd. (Paramount) completed the sale of oil and gas assets in the Musreau/Kakwa area of west-central Alberta to Seven Generations Energy Ltd. (Seven Generations) for total consideration of approximately $2.1 billion.
On July 18, 2016, Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Limited (CKI), a Hong Kong-based global infrastructure company that holds diversified investments in energy infrastructure, transportation infrastructure, water infrastructure, waste management, and waste-to-energy and infrastructure-related business, and Power Assets Holdings Limited (PAH), a Hong Kong-based global investor in power and utility-related businesses with investments in electricity generation, transmission and distribution, renewable energy, and energy from waste and gas distribution, completed their $1.7-billion acquisition of 65-per-cent indirect ownership interest in select heavy oil pipeline and storage assets from Husky Energy (Husky) in Alberta and Saskatchewan, and related joint-venture, financing and commercial arrangements.
Tourmaline Oil Corp. completed the previously announced Peace River High sale to and joint venture with Canadian Non-Operated Resources I Ltd. (CNOR) for approximately $500 million. Tourmaline retains a 75 per cent interest and will continue to operate the joint venture assets.
Noralta Lodge Ltd., a leader in quality workforce accommodation for Alberta’s oil sands, completed a high yield offering of $150 million of 7.50 per cent senior secured second lien notes due 2019, and simultaneous entry of a senior secured syndicated $110 million bank facility.